Digital tools offer a variety of opportunities for maximising research communications. These can be utilised to reach a wider audience for your recent publications, to optimise visibility and perception of your online presence or to engage and network with scientists in your own or a related discipline, to mention a few. This course will highlight and discuss some of the benefits of the digital era for the advancement of Science and what aspects to be aware of.
- Learn how to promote research topics via digital media
- Critically investigate tools for usability, functionality and liability
- Optimize research efficiency and transparency by using digital solutions for scientific project management, writing, reading & publishing
- Using Social Media Channels like Facebook, Twitter & Co. in a Research Context
- Social Networks designed for Scientists
- Science Blog Writing
- Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)
- Develop your own Digital Strategy
- Privacy and Security Settings
- How to protect Intellectual Property in the Digital Age
- Open Science & Open Access
- Digital Publishing & Peer Review
Course duration: 2 consecutive days (9am – 5pm)
Number of participants: 8-12
Trainer: Dr. Jo Haveman
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The course can be aligned to your requirements regarding duration, form and content.
Our courses are geared towards adult learning and use participatory approaches. The trainer encourages participants to add their experience and knowledge to the course content. Topics covered are backed by real examples and relate to the participants’ field of research.
Before the course, participants can submit specific questions and their own presentation examples by email. The course content will be adjusted to the specific needs and requirements of the participants.
Participants are handed out reading material to be discussed during the course as well as a course summary with their achievements.
Selected Digital Tools & Services
Altmetric measures the attention that research outputs receive from policy documents, mainstream news outlets, social media and online reference managers.
BrowZine consolidates thousands of peer-reviewed journals from hundreds of publishers and delivers them to your mobile device or computer.
Digital Science is a technology company serving the needs of scientific and research communities.
figshare and Zenodo are repositories where users can make all of their research outputs available in a citable, shareable and discoverable manner
Connected Researchers features new services, provides short reviews and keeps an extensive list of web-based tools for researchers; curated by Thomas Crouzier.
Innovations in Scholarly Communication is charting the changing scholarly landscape; curated by Bianca Kramer et al. at Utrecht University Library, NL
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